Staff Attorney - Barbara J. Hart Justice Center, a Project of the Women's Resource Center, Scranton

The Barbara J. Hart Justice Center, a Project of the Women's Resource Center, is seeking a Staff Attorney who will represent survivors of domestic and sexual violence in family law, immigration, housing and consumer debt matters in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties Pennsylvania.

Employer:

Barbara J. Hart Justice Center, a Project of the Women's Resource Center

Contact Name:

Judith C. Lewis, Esquire (Legal Director)

Address: 

608 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510

Phone Number:

570-342-4077

Fax Number:

570-342-0178

Email: 

judithl@wrcnepa.org

Preferred contact:

Email

Hours:

Full time

Job Title:

Staff Attorney

Employer Type:

Law firm (five attorneys), public interest, non-profit

Description of Position:

The Barbara J. Hart Justice Center, a Project of the Women's Resource Center has received new funding for a Staff Attorney position. The qualified attorney will represent survivors of domestic and sexual violence in family law, immigration, housing and consumer debt matters in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties, Pennsylvania. Candidates must be licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidates must also be self-starters with the ability to work individually and in teams. The Justice Center provides a great and challenging opportunity for attorneys to develop litigation skills and expertise in the field of domestic and sexual violence and family law. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Judith Lewis, Legal Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

License to practice in PA. At least one year of family law experience preferred. Spanish-speaking or bilingual strongly preferred. Must successfully complete the WRC Crisis Intervention Training within six (6) months of hire. Reliable transportation is essential as travel is necessary which may include the ability to travel out of the area for overnight stays. Pass Act 33 and 34 clearances. Must be willing to schedule working hours to coincide with priorities of the Center    

Job Specifications:

J.D., Full Time, Bar admission required

Candidates should send:

Resume, cover letter and writing sample

Application deadline:

December 31, 2019

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